Denarius, issued by Ancient Roman Republic, 75 BC
Moneyer: L. FARSVLEI MENSOR (L. Farsuleius Mensor)
Minted in Rome

Obverse Description

Diademed bust of Libertas facing right; in field left, a pileus; in field right, S.C; around at right anticlockwise, MENSOR; around at left, the control-numeral - XXXVII; bead and reel border

Reverse Description

Warrior (or Mars?) in horse drawn biga which faces to right assisting a man wearing a toga to step up; below horses, a scorpion; in exergue, [L]. FARSVELI

Edge Description



The moneyer is otherwise not known. The scorpion on the reverse is not a control-mark, it has been suggested that it represents the constellation Scorpio and that this, through astrology, points to the driver of the biga being the god Mars.

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